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Developing and Implementing a Telehealth Enhanced Interdisciplinary Pediatric Feeding Disorders Clinic: a Program Description and Evaluation

Authors
  • Clark, Racheal R.1
  • Fischer, Aaron J.1
  • Lehman, Erica L.1
  • Bloomfield, Bradley S.2
  • 1 University of Utah, 1721 Campus Center Drive SAEC 3220, Salt Lake City, UT, 84112, USA , Salt Lake City (United States)
  • 2 University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA , Tuscaloosa (United States)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
Publisher
Springer US
Publication Date
Jan 03, 2019
Volume
31
Issue
2
Pages
171–188
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10882-018-9652-7
Source
Springer Nature
Keywords
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Abstract

Pediatric feeding problems are highly prevalent in the general population and reportedly higher in populations of youth with disabilities. A variety of treatment approaches and settings have been explored yet challenges with generalization to home and community settings continue to be experienced. Telehealth enhanced interdisciplinary feeding services are one response to these challenges. This study described a model for outpatient feeding services serving clients with intellectual and developmental disabilities within a coordinated health care model through a telehealth enhanced clinic. Further a cost savings analysis demonstrated a savings in travel time and travel costs relevant to receiving services. Practical recommendations for practitioners who are interested in using telehealth enhanced services for pediatric feeding problems were discussed.

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